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Honest Confessions of an Imperfect Parent

I am the first to admit that I am not a perfect parent. I genuinely have no concept of what that would even mean. I vaguely discuss how I wasn’t always a peaceful parent in About Peace of Cake Parenting. What I couldn’t possibly portray on that one page was: How many times I experience defeat. How I am unsure if the bad habits that were hardwired into me as a child will ever be completely gone or…

5 Times You Just Need Dad

I feel like Dad’s just don’t get recognized enough. They just don’t get the love they deserve. We know all about how awesome moms are. People are always talking about how moms rock at multi-tasking. How moms cook those mean meals that are healthy, delicious, and pleasurable to everyone. How moms can transition their pouty littles into laughing babes in minutes (sometimes seconds) because we have a record of all the things that have ever made them smile….

How You Impact Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem is a crucial aspect of being a successful and functional individual. Unfortunately, most of the current parenting practices have pretty negative effects on the child’s self-esteem. I did not have a good self-esteem for a long time. I honestly didn’t know how bad it was until I read Nathaniel Branden’s – How to Raise Your Self-Esteem: The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence. This book slapped me in the face with truths that couldn’t be…

Parents Are Not Exempt From Apologizing

We have all made mistakes as parents. I am certainly not exempt from relapsing into the bad communication that was provided to me as a child. Being a peaceful parent does not mean being a perfect parent. Who even knows what a perfect parent would look like? I’ll be the first to admit that I think a perfect parent is something that doesn’t exist. I found myself apologizing to one of my littles again the other day. That…

Stop Giving Non-Answers

Being a parent, your brain is constantly swimming in a sea of thoughts; am I doing the right thing, how can I improve, are all the bills paid, do I need anything from the store, what’s for dinner, etc. Children, being the beautiful curious creatures that they are, ask a lot of questions. This is the natural state of an intelligent human. Question asking leads to answers, which leads to knowledge. Of course, we are tired, we have…